Does anyone else's mom only use the word "mother" when they're trying to put you in your place or make you feel bad about something?
Like "Don't talk to me like that! I'm your mother."
Or, "I'm your mother, I'm supposed to (insert any variation of her doingtoomuch)."
Or, "Humor your mother, please? Just do this one favor for your mother."
That word is just.... ugh. "Mother" is such a cold, odd, formal, cumbersome, stiff, awkward word. I don't like it. Ma doesn't even like it (if I were to actually call her "mother", she'd shudder). But I'll tell you what, she sure does wield it when she wants to.